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    Donetsk Rebel Leader Wounded on Ukraine Frontline
    Feb18

    Donetsk Rebel Leader Wounded on Ukraine Frontline

    Initial reports suggest Alexander Zaharchenko was shot in the foot in the town of Debaltseve. …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian Forces Quit Besieged Town After Rebel Assault
    Feb18

    Ukrainian Forces Quit Besieged Town After Rebel Assault

    By Gleb Garanich and Anton Zverev ARTEMIVSK/BULAVYNE, Ukraine (Reuters) – Ukraine pulled thousands of troops out of an encircled town on Wednesday after a massive assault by pro-Russian rebels, who ignored a new ceasefire to seize the strategic railway junction. The fall of the besieged town of Debaltseve was one of the worst defeats of the war...

    Ukraine Begins to Withdraw from Debaltseve
    Feb18

    Ukraine Begins to Withdraw from Debaltseve

    Ukrainian troops are moving out of Debaltseve. Tanks and armored personnel carriers, many carrying troops weary from fighting, are leaving behind an ongoing conflict that threatens an international ceasefire deal struck last week. President Petro Poroshenko blames pro-Russian rebels for threatening the peace. …read more Source: The Boston...

    Putin, Al-Sisi, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Holocaust Remembrance
    Feb18

    Putin, Al-Sisi, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Holocaust Remembrance

    In another of his pleasant encounters with world leaders, Russian president Vladimir Putin went to Egypt on February 8, staying until February 10. Meeting with Cairo’s military strongman Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, Putin bestowed on his host a macabre but perhaps characteristic gift: a Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifle. According to media, the...

    This Anti-Bank Activist Could Be the Next European Leader to Stand Up to the Banks
    Feb18

    This Anti-Bank Activist Could Be the Next European Leader to Stand Up to the Banks

    If the Podemos party wins Spain’s national elections, Pablo Iglesias could become the next prime minister. While the anti-austerity Syriza coalition has taken power in Greece, the grassroots party Podemos is also quickly gaining popularity in Spain, Europe’s fifth largest economy. Last May, Podemos surprised many when it received 1.2...

    Behind Rebel Lines In Debaltseve, Ukraine
    Feb18

    Behind Rebel Lines In Debaltseve, Ukraine

    Separatist fighters maneuvered inside the town of Debaltseve on February 18 after Ukrainian government troops began withdrawing from the town. For several weeks, Debaltseve has been at the epicenter of fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian militants, which continued despite a cease-fire meant to take effect on February 15....

    Photos Feb 18: Top images from around the world
    Feb18

    Photos Feb 18: Top images from around the world

    The day’s best photos, as selected by editors at Postmedia News, are a stunning collection of the greatest images from around the world. Ethnic Chinese people burn joss sticks to celebrate on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year at the Hea Tek Tunk Chinese Temple in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit) Catholics pray during the...

    Ukraine troops pull back from Debaltseve
    Feb18

    Ukraine troops pull back from Debaltseve

    CNN’s Nick Paton Walsh is in Eastern Ukraine where troops have been pulled out of the strategic railroad hub that has been the focus of intense fighting. …read more Source:...

    NATO Accuses Russia Of Continuing To Send Weapons To Ukraine After Debaltseve Falls
    Feb18

    NATO Accuses Russia Of Continuing To Send Weapons To Ukraine After Debaltseve Falls

    The Ukrainian military has withdrawn from Debaltseve early Wednesday morning, leaving the strategically important railway junction to the pro-Russian separatists encircling it, and ending the last pocket of Ukrainian resistance between the self-proclaimed rebel republics of Donetsk and Luhansk. Yet, NATO says that despite the ceasefire and the...

    Pussy Riot Releases First English Song, ‘I Can’t Breathe,’ Inspired By Eric Garner
    Feb18

    Pussy Riot Releases First English Song, ‘I Can’t Breathe,’ Inspired By Eric Garner

    Members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot released their first English-language song on Wednesday, titled “I Can’t Breathe” — the final words of New York police chokehold victim Eric Garner. Pussy Riot members Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina told The Guardian that they wrote the song after taking part in protests...